Snowshoeing Short Break in the Alps (tailor made)

Snowshoeing Short Break in the Alps (tailor made)

Three full days of snowshoeing taking in the fresh snow and clean air of the Southern French Alps and admiring the region's pristine winter wilderness - tailor made for your party! 

Location: Champsaur Valley, Southern French Alps

Months available: January, February, March, April, December

Holiday Guide Price
Adult: 572€ to 829€
Prices will vary depending on your dates, party size and / or accommodation choice.
  • 4 nights half board accommodation (evening meal and breakfast)
  • 3 picnic lunches
  • 3 full days guided snowshoeing with fully qualified and local mountain leader.
  • Snowshoes and poles
  • Snow security pack including avalanche tranceiver, spade and probe where necessary
  • Transport to and from the snowshoe walks.
  • A tree planted on your behalf to help with your carbon offsetting

Three full days of exhilarating snowshoeing taking in the fresh clean alpine air and admiring the beauty of the pristine winter wildernesses of the Southern French Alps! Snowshoeing has to be one of the best ways to explore the mountains in winter.

There are hundreds of beautiful snowshoe walks and our guides will choose the most suitable routes for the group and conditions. You can walk through forests, around frozen lakes, across open snow meadows, up to a summit, over a col or along the valley floor with the mountains in all their winter glory towering over you. You can even go out for a moonlit snowshoe.

This is a short break snowshoeing trip tailor made to your party. Whether you are a couple, a walking group or a family looking for a short snowshoe adventure, we will adapt the itinerary to suit you.

You don't need any previous experience to book a snowshoeing short break, but a reasonable level of fitness is recommended to make the most of it. Regular walkers, hikers or Nordic walkers will find snowshoeing the perfect winter alternative! 

We use fully qualified UIAGM high mountain guides for our long weekend snowshoeing trips with your safety being their top priority.

This qualification is the highest of all guiding qualifications in the mountains and whilst you won't be doing any alpinism on this trip, the knowledge and experience of a high mountain guide means he has the competence, knowledge and expertise to take you further into the mountains safely. Other qualifications for snowshoeing are limited to the wide valley bottoms and pisted routes in Nordic areas.

Have a look at our snowshoeing kit list for advice on what to pack.

You may also be interested in our Snowshoeing Week or our other Snowshoeing Trips.


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The nearest train station is Gap. Gap is on the SNCF train service which has links from Paris (overnight sleeper), Valence, Grenoble or Marseilles. The overnight sleeper from Paris is a great option to minimise time off work as all your travelling time is done at night!

The nearest airports are Grenoble, Lyon and Marseilles, both approximately 2.5hrs drive from us here in the Alps.

Throughout the winter the local ski resorts are also served with a regular snow bus from Marseilles airport.

If you prefer to drive to see more of what our beautiful area has to offer, we're happy to give you our tips on car rental. Check out our partner's hire car rates.

We can also arrange local transfers from Gap train station or the local ski resorts for 50€ per transfer (up to 8 people per transfer).

Andrew Mellon - Snowshoeing Holiday - Tailor Made

February 2023

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